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Biography

Where were you born?
Amiens, France

Where did you train?
I trained at the English National Ballet School. I performed in the end of year performances in Lichine’s bal des cadets and Eagling’s Troppo Allegro and also in the annual show at Rosella Hightower School. Here I appeared in the schools productions of Giselle and Don Quixote.

When did you join Scottish Ballet?
I joined Scottish Ballet as a guest artist in Autumn 2008, and then joined the Company permanently in June 2009. I was promoted to Soloist in March 2014 and to Principal in June 2016.

Describe something about your dancing that has changed since joining Scottish Ballet. What caused this change?
I have realised that I can communicate and express emotion through my dancing and so I try to use this to inspire the audience and the next generation of dancers.

What’s your pre-show ritual?
I have a bowl of porridge and a coffee 1.5 to 2 hours before the show, and do my hair and make-up. Then I warm-up on stage before putting my costume on. Always in this order!

Who inspires you?
In dance: Monique Loudières from Paris Opera, Marianela Nuñez from the Royal Ballet and Cynthia Harvey from the American Ballet Theatre. Jeanne Moreau and Diana Rigg also inspire me a great deal.

How would you describe yourself in the studio?
Hard-worker, enthusiastic, perseverant, creative, small (but always aspiring to dance big!).

What’s something that most people don’t know about you?
I am a yoga instructor in training and teach all level ballet classes too.

What's your favourite role?
Odette/Odile in David Dawson's Swan Lake, and Cinderella in Christopher Hampson's Cinderella.